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Pheasant Feather Painting by Novawuff Pheasant Feather Painting by Novawuff
A friend of mine just opened up a coffee shop and bookstore; she hired me to do all her menus and signs and stuff... and then offered to let me sell my art there - cool!

so I plan to do a few really nice featherpaintings of Idaho-type wildlife, and jared's (supposedly) going to build me some shadowbox frames for them, and see if they sell. :}

This one, duh, is a ringneck pheasant. I used acrylic inks this time.. they're really super awesome. o.o i think i'm hooked!
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AbiiRosee Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How much are you selling these for I really want one
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alaskanpariah Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Wow, stunning: well done, my friend! I used to pain feathers many moons ago, and this piece has definitely inspired me to take a crack at it again!
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HeroesRain Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your feather paintings are really incredible
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Yorulla Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifull like every else :heart:
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bagofmoos Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009
Beautiful.
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LauraAnn0013 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
wow!!!!!!! That looks amazing with all the detail on those little feathers
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LyrebirdJacki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
i adore this feather painting, ive always been hooked into feather paintings since i saw one, but im so usless at painting them (well painting at all actually). i love how u did the few strandes of grass, brings slight change from the nice browns and golds
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kittycoyote Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous painting. what kind of feathers do you use for these paintings? Just curious. :)
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lylie-foak Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Geeeeegrggg oh my GEEZ I can't believe you can do these! I have trouble painting period! And you, on a feather no less!

:worship:
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DingDingy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love itXD
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featherlady Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2007
I think your work is great.
Thank you for turning me on to this site it has been fun looking at all the good art work and outting my own on it.
Can't thank you enough
Featherlady
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lavonne Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
nice detail.. i love your feather paintings
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SolangeFoxheart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
I like the texture of the paint on the top feather, and the colors. Also, the green on the grass is appealing. ^^ Good luck with selling art at the coffee shop!
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Aerona Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
very detailed and beautiful, I love it
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
About how much would something like this cost?
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FreedomSparrow3 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Acrylic inks? Like... pens that use acrylic? Whaaaat? I want some if that's true! =D

GORGEOUS job on this pheasant piece. Absolutely beautiful. I wouldn't mind buying that for my dad. :)
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Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
you probably could load them into a quill ink pen if you wanted! but they come in little ink jars with droppers.. um.. it's sort of like really potent, liquid acrylic. what i loved most about them was the consistency..
in order to get my acrylics to work right, i have to water them down to thin them out, so they're not blobbing around messing up my little details. the problem is that then the color gets weakened, and you have to hit it with a couple of layers to get a strong color..
the acrylic inks were already the perfect thinness, but vibrant as ever! it made things soooo much easier and faster..
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FreedomSparrow3 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
I bet it did! Thanks for the tips, I'm sure they'll help when I get these sweet pens. :hug:
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MasterOfPointillism Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Amazing as usual!!
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yarrbunny Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007   Digital Artist
yaaaaaaaaay, wuff! where is the coffee place?
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Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
It's called Veritas coffe and fine books, or something... it's on orchard and chinden, sort of next to that place with the rearing yellow horse :P
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yarrbunny Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007   Digital Artist
that is a good name for a coffeebook place. ^_^

we should go there some time! on account of i haven't seen you in like...years!

ooh! whatcha doing friday? i'm going to see pirates with a few friends.
care to join us?
:ahoy:
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Acrylic ink? never heard of such a thing. huh.... Well, doesn't matter what media you use, all of your work turns out beautifully!
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Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
oh man, they're awesome! you gotta try.. you'll be hooked! they're just spendy, is all :P
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Sharpe19 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hmm.... Spendy? How much we talkin' here?
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JenJen88 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
I'd sure would buy if i had a chance!
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coltchr Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Wow! Great oportunity you are having there! Keep up the good work and good luck in your sales!!!
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khalamea Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous, I love how the pheasant's colors stand out against the feather's colors. Beautiful details on the pheasant too. I'm not sure why, but I'm really attracted to the tail and keep focusing at it..
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Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
it has those weird glowing stripes ;P was hard to try and recreate the irridecense (sp?) that's on pheasant feathers in real life..
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khalamea Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ahh yes those iridescent features are always a pain to try to capture in paintings. I tried to mix some iridescent medium into paints for those, but it always seemed to flatten out the painting. Still you did a wonderful job at it. Also if you don't mind my asking, where do you get your feathers from? I got mine from eBay and have had mixed experiences, plus I guess the seller got lazy and cut a lot of the feathers off the turkey instead of plucking, leaving no shaft to decorate.
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Naruku666 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Beautiful! :+fav:
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DragonTheHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
You have a flipping amazing talent with these feathers; I'm jealous. xD
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Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
it's not that hard :P it's just like.. find a big enough feather and pretend it's just an odd shaped canvas ;}
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DragonTheHybrid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
You still have to be pretty good at painting though. xD
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RehKal Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
Wow. At first glance on that top image I thought there was something sitting on top of the feather! Good job hon. :>
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Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
awww, thankyou!
long time to talkie.. good to hear from ya~
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RehKal Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
That's cause yur never around! ;>~
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AngelWolf22 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That is awsome you have a great talent.
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xPawsx Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
I always loved your feather paintings. This one is no execption. Truely lovely. -goggles-
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Novawuff Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
thankyou! *un-goggles you*
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